During the pre-game lull of storylines, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spitting and wiping his feet on the Patriots logo was the kind of thing that got a lot of attention.
But after his team absorbed a 41-28 loss, Watt said it wasn’t a symbolic gesture, just part of a routine.
“I do that every game, home or away,” Watt said, via Danny Picard of CSNNE.com. “I go out to midfield, I jog out there, spit a little bit, wipe my feet off, and then I go out and do my stretch. No drama there, that’s 100 percent what I do every game, home or away.”
Of course, the Patriots moved the ball up and down the field made it hard to change the fact it was the Texans who looked more like doormats.